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It provides natural resources to people living around it, acts as a sink for fisher folk cleaning fish or women doing laundry, and receives treated sludge from new residences around it.

Rachenahalli is one of the few living lakes in north Bangalore. It is connected to water bodies upstream and downstream, particularly Jakkur Lake on the north-east. Both these lakes have been rejuvenated at substantial costs by the Bangalore Development Authority over the last decade. A sewage treatment plant (STP) with a capacity to treat 10 million litres a day was set up north of Jakkur Lake by the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB). Water from the STP flows into Rachenahalli Lake when Jakkur Lake overflows during monsoon.

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CAG report blames Uttarakhand Government for 2013 flash floods

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The govt. has started reclaiming encroached lake beds in the IT city but unless citizens interact across class divides, these urban water bodies will continue to spew foam, says Leo F. Saldanha.

Lakes spewing foam and catching fire in Bangalore made big news for several weeks but this is just an indication of the times to come as we fill up water bodies with effluents or turn them into sewage dumps in most cities across India. India Water Portal talks to Leo F. Saldanha of Bangalore-based Environment Support Group on how to manage these precious resources. 

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Monsoon leaves the country with 39% area still parched

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Social Impact Assessment alone not enough for Yettinahole, say activists

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About Arghyam’s GW-SAN Nexus Research Programme

This Groundwater- Sanitation Nexus Research Programme has been developed to deepen the understanding of linkages between ground-water and sanitation in the Indian context, and move towards an integrated approach. At present, the empirical evidence or knowledge about the linkages between groundwater and sanitation, is limited. The GW-SAN Nexus programme aims to bridge some of these knowledge gaps through pure and applied research, and by consolidating existing knowledge on this and related subjects.

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India set to become water scarce in 10 years time: Govt tells Parliament

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Maharashtra recorded highest number of farmers' suicides during 2014

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With all the disappointing stories of Bangalore’s disappearing lakes, Jakkur Lake is a shining example of how urban water can be managed sustainably.

Jakkur Lake sits nestled behind the bustling Hebbal Highway that leads to Devanahalli International Airport. A pristine, quiet spot of nature in the midst of Bangalore, this lake stands testimony to the potential that exists to manage urban water sustainably, and in an integrated manner.

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Toxic foam observed in Bengaluru lakes

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